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Wow - check out this amazing video of something weird that turned up in a Durham Wildlife Trust member's garden...

Awesome!

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Whoops, that should be:

Swallow cam - www.youtube.com/user/CheshireWT
Puffin cam - microsites2.segfl.org.uk

Just paste the links into your search bar!

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Oh no! Springwatch is finished for another year! It makes me quite sad. I always looked forward to my nightly installments of Chris, Kate, Martin and Simon, not to mention the animal stars! I hope the little kestrel chicks will be alright without their mum, and that all the chicks do well. I can't wait to hear more about the sparrowhawk youngsters when Autumnwatch starts.

If you're a bit like me and missing the nest cameras already, why not check out some of The Wildlife Trusts' very own live videos? Cheshire Wildlife Trust has a swallow cam following the fortunes of a young family near them, and Alderney Wildlife Trust has set up a puffin cam in a seabird colony.

Have a look at them here:
Swallow Cam
Puffin Cam

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Those Springwatch kestrel chicks are so lucky - did you see them eating all those lovely, juicy earthworms this week? Yum yum, there really is nothing tastier. The wet weather has been good for one thing at least. With all those worms about, blackbirds and badgers aren't short of their favourite snacks!

I've been seeing lots of frogs hopping about in the damp grass too. I wonder if lots of this year's tadpoles are starting to turn into adults and traveling about to look for new ponds? It means I have to watch where I tread though. I've nearly squished a few already!

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I'm so excited by Springwatch - isn't it great?!

I've been watching the live webcams of all the animal stars that appear on the show. I think the blue tits were my favourite before they fledged, but now I like the little fluffy-headed wrens! Take a look yourself by visiting the Springwatch website: www.bbc.co.uk/springwatch

Have you all been watching? What did you think to the amazing otter footage, or the fights between the avocets and the shelducks? And what about the clever filming they've done of hobbies catching dragonflies, underwater fish and bats at night!

Isn't nature great? I can't wait for more next week!

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comments

  • Ospreyas
    • Date: 2013-12-05 17:29:31
    • Ospreyas

    Last night I was looking out my bedroom window and I saw a Fox nipping past .It was at 11:00 and it had a big bushy tail

  • Wigeonugru
    • Date: 2013-12-04 18:35:48
    • Wigeonugru

    I saw a few scrapes and some torn out fur on the grass in a local park yesterday, obviously rabbits fighting. What would they be fighting about, though, at this time of year? My teacher said he's known them to have kittens as late as December in a wool bale, how territorial are the bucks though? (We human does are generally more civilised, but I don't have any rabbit friends)

  • Cootagra
    • Date: 2013-12-04 12:15:27
    • Cootagra

    i love wildlife watch

  • Cootagra
    • Date: 2013-12-04 12:15:26
    • Cootagra

    i love wildlife watch

  • Cootagra
    • Date: 2013-12-04 12:15:25
    • Cootagra

    i love wildlife watch

  • Cootagra
    • Date: 2013-12-04 12:15:23
    • Cootagra

    i love wildlife watch

  • Cootagra
    • Date: 2013-12-04 12:15:17
    • Cootagra

    i love wildlife watch

  • Whinchaca
    • Date: 2013-11-30 14:02:51
    • Whinchaca

    there are lots of cool things i didnt know, thanks to wildlife watch i have learned more than i thought.

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2013-11-25 14:13:28
    • Swiftafa

    hi , just had 2 great trips back home to wales . first was on sunday nov 17 when i went to RSPB Conway with sutton coldfield rspb group. early start at 7am and got there about 10.15am . we had a great day , saw lots of waterfowl and waders including the elusive water rail . great view. weather was great too and i got some bara brith and welsh cakes from the cafe. two days later my friend and i were at lake Vyrnwy in mid wales and we had snow flurries , saw snow on the mountains and at lower ground too , i was a mutt---i left my camera at home so couldnt take any snowy pics! the sun was out , sky blue and it was so beaurtiful.. in the hide we saw lots of small birds on the feeders such as siskin , great,blue ,marsh and coal tits, chaffinches , robin, nuthatch, and saw pheasants on the ground too , we had lunch in the cafe and went to the rspb shop where i found enough snow for snowballs!. we went over the dam and saw 2 ravens and a redkite circling overhead. we drove round the lake as someone told us dippers had been seen but sadly we didnt see them. we had had a great day. i have seen a small hedgehog outside on the grass and was concerned about as it should have hibernated by now. and may not survuive the winter. however i havent seen it lately so maybe at last it has hibernated .. i did see a squashed hedgehog up the road on way to church on sunday morning so hope it wasnt that little one i had seen last week.. any one else seen any late hedgehogs?

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2013-11-24 12:55:33
    • Chaffuea

    I just went bird spotting for a few minutes but I didn't find much because it was really cold so I came in after a while and didn't get much done. I found 3 black birds, two flying together and one flying on it's own, and one magpie.